It’s hard to persuade people that there is another way of thinking, feeling, behaving other than the way most people think, feel and behave. There are many who have never heard of another way and those who liked the idea but weren’t prepared to take it on and live it. There are those who have tried but give up and those who see the light quite fast and begin to live them, to apply them and they see real healing and change in their lives and in themselves.
We don’t need to live in lack, in poverty, in wars, in sickness, in suffering, anymore.
When you look at life in terms of choice it becomes a lot clearer as to how there is another way.
You can get all anxious and worried about a situation or you can choose to remain calm, to pray and to trust. Yes, not easy, it takes practice but we can learn.
It’s a habit to get anxious and worry. What help is this to you? What are the effects of it on you? Why do you go with the habit of worry? Journaling and thinking about these questions will really help you to get clearer about what you are doing and the negative effects of this pattern.
On the other hand, how will staying calm benefit you?
Remember, too, what researchers have found that when we are stressed we don’t think clearly.
You have a choice to go on suffering in this way or to change your experience by consistently practising to stay calm instead of worry. You can learn to replace the habit of worry and anxiety with the habit of calm and trust. This way you are choosing to think rather than allow your emotions to take you over, to respond rather than react and to take charge and focus on all that you want to create and attract into your life rather than what you don’t want.
Keep journaling about your experience to help you to get more and more awareness and be more prepared when the challenges come. This really makes a difference.
You can go the way of medication or choose to learn what your physical symptoms are trying to tell you.
Many feel powerless over their bodies. If you wake with a headache or your stomach is nauseous, for example, you have a choice. Go the way of medication and feeling powerless, as if the headache or nausea is just bad luck, has come out of the blue, or take charge of your body and seek to understand what symptoms are telling you. All physical symptoms are messages from your body that you are out of balance in some way. Think about this.
All physical symptoms are telling us something we need to listen to and learn from. If you have an accident, break a bone, need an operation or ill in any way, while you go for medical attention you still need to think about why this lesson has come to you and what you are to learn from it. Think about it, how it is affecting you and your life and in what way this experience is letting you know you are out of balance – and journal about it. Decide you will seek to understand the cause of these symptoms and what you need to change in your lifestyle.
Patrick Holford wrote about a doctor who set up a clinic in Norway dedicated to help people to deal with late-onset illnesses such as high blood pressure, diabetes, so that they could avoid medication and take charge of their health. This was a few years ago but he was having great success.
Remember in every situation to think about the choice you have and the precious learning opportunity it is.